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Caesar Salad

This recipe is a mix of what my friend Michele has told me, after living in Mexico for 35 years,… Continue reading »

Vegetable Biryani

A wonderful Slimming World recipe which we have adapted. This recipe provides a very generous portion, more often than not… Continue reading »

Yorkshire Pud for 2

A quick and easy recipe I found on BBC Good Food. Related PostsChocolate Cake A super delicious chocolate cake which… Continue reading »

Perfect Pastry for Mince Pies

Another recipe from my daughter, apparently it is a Paul Hollywood one. Related PostsHarbottle Show    At the weekend I… Continue reading »

Emma’s Cookies

My daughter Emma gave me this recipe which she said is foolproof – I haven’t tried it yet. Related PostsBramble… Continue reading »

Stir Fried Brussel Sprouts

I had the chance to buy a sack of brussel sprouts for £1, but how to cook them? Well I… Continue reading »

BBQ Salmon

This is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe and was delicious. Related PostsHot Water Pastry PiesThis is an excellent way… Continue reading »

Beef Stuffed Mushrooms

Having jumped at a bargain 10 huge mushrooms for £2 I now had to think up ways to use them…. Continue reading »

Home Made Baked Beans

These are lots nicer than the tinned baked beans. Related PostsChicken SatayI have combined elements of my 2 satay recipes… Continue reading »

Banana and Onion Seed Chutney

Great with poppadoms and curries. Related PostsWicked Choc Chip PudA VERY quick and absolutely delicious dinner party pud! If you… Continue reading »

Tahini Dip

Great with barbecued courgettes. Related Posts2 Tone Icing For Cupcakes  Two tone icing can look very good on cupcakes and… Continue reading »

Chinese Slow Roast Pork

A simple mix that you slow roast a shoulder of pork in, making a chinese flavoured pulled pork. Related PostsGladys’s… Continue reading »


Make this using any mix of greens – just make sure at least half of them have flavour eg rocket, basil,… Continue reading »


This is lovely with anything, and makes a great sandwich with rocket and a shake of black pepper. You can make… Continue reading »

Perfect Chicken Chow Mein

A local chef taught me how to make a fail safe chow mein which tastes wonderful. Related PostsA Child’s ChairI… Continue reading »

Yellow Sauce for Indian Meals

This is what we call custard sauce as it is so yellow. It is something that our local Indian takeaway… Continue reading »

Piri Piri Seasoning

This makes plenty for your spice jars. Related PostsRecycling An Old JumperI had a pink woolen jumper that I had… Continue reading »

Sticky Hoi-sin Chicken Thighs

Wonderful for a barbecue. Related PostsBanoffee PieVery calorific but a great pud to do if you have guests as it’s… Continue reading »

Minty Lamb Bake

A perfect quick meal that freezes well. Related PostsBeating CholesterolHere is a summary of what the Mail wrote last week… Continue reading »

Egg Fried Rice

This is perfect with sweet and sour chicken, or satay chicken. The sesame oil is not used to cook anything,… Continue reading »